Joyce Wood Painter

Joyce Wood Painter

Age 71, Luray, Va.

Joyce Wood Painter, 71 of Luray, died on Monday January 9, 2023 at Rockingham Memorial Hospital. She spent most of her years living in Luray.

She was born February 8, 1951 in Harrisonburg and was the daughter of the late Harrison McKinley Wood, Jr. and Mary Lou Knott Clark.

Joyce was a member of the Luray Christian Church and Rileyville Gospel Church. Joyce was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was respected and loved by all and will be greatly missed.

On March 10, 1968 she married her high school sweetheart and soulmate Tommy Benton Painter, who passed on January 3, 2023. Joyce and Tommy were happily married for 54 years, a love story that will continue for eternity in heaven.

Surviving is their son, Brian “Scott” Painter, of Elkton and wife Meghan; three brothers, Roy Wood and wife, Joyce of Rileyville, Mike Clark and wife, Luann of Shenandoah, and Lonnie Clark and wife Tracey, of Luray; one sister, Doris Batman and husband, Michael of Shenandoah; one granddaughter, Kara A Painter, of Creve Coeur, MO; several nieces and nephews that she loved dearly; and her grandpup, Toby Banjo Painter, of Elkton.

Joyce worked in the banking industry for more than 30 years. After retiring, she enjoyed spending time with her husband and son.

She is preceded in death by her husband Tommy Benton Painter, and brother Page Lee Wood.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14, at the Bradley Funeral Home by “Bubba” Gochenour. Burial was in the Beahm’s Chapel Cemetery in Luray. 

Memorial contribution may be made to Luray Fire Department 1 Firehouse Lane Luray VA 22835.

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